Hi Sally & Thank you. What you said makes perfect sense. I already have a knocker being knitted yey ! Like your suggestion of vest and shirt . I will still go on holiday and do the long haul next year . I hope your recovery is going well . X
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Hi I'm new to the forum. Only just diagnosed before Christmas and yes very much a big shock . I'm having a mastectomy, on the 15th Jan, with reconstruction to follow in 1- 2 years, should i choose too. When the surgeon explained everything to be the next day, after my diagnoses. I asked how long my recover will take and he and the BCN both agreed with one another i will be back at work in 2 - 3 weeks post op. I mentioned to The BCN i have booked a trip of a life time, should i cancel it ? Ok it is at the end of May However it is not a relaxing Holiday it is lots of walking, sight seeing and 1 week in a primary forest jungle. Which means i will be constantly hot, & sweaty. Of course i understand BCN can not advise me to cancel as it has to be my choice. My initial thoughts where and still are, i need to get used to my new body. I do not want to be feeling self conscious and having to worry about mastectomy bra rubbing ECT . Also twice the the BCN has mentioned for me not to cancel and twice ive said i want to feel comfortable and not worry about my changes. Other wise i will not be able to enjoy the trip . What i really dont understand is , my treatment will not be decided until i get my post op results. This is when i need to pay the balance off on the trip . How can i be advise not to cancel and not know my treatment . I may need to start radio therapy..... I have no idea. Plus just the emotional side, im still managing to go to work every day and thinking i will be back at work within 3 weeks . I just feel quite angry, which is normal i know , Im angry at the professionals, just seem to be dismissive . I Know I Know I Know, thats not true ! Im really upset. Does anyone get what im raging about ???? Thanks for any words of wisdom or your experiances .
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